Perhaps if they pray really hard, God will create a super fast broadband network for them.
They'll need to p(r)ay harder than the lobbyists who wrote this bill.
There, I fixed that for you.
You know what? I really love the sound of your voice.
Hi, my name is Werner Brandes. My voice is my passport. Verify Me.
Remember the scene with the "blue" belt?
No, but then again I don't have a vagina either.
Coincidentally you'll never get any action from a vagina either. Some of us have a girlfriend or are married and watch movies with our significant others, some of which they choose. Feel free to pop your head up out of the basement and ask your mom if you need to verify this practice.
quick, lets ban them! think of the children
When I read that I nearly destroyed my work laptop with the water I was drinking.
Is there anything that cannot be justified by appeals over terrorism?
There are, but don't worry, the things that aren't covered by terrorism are covered under 'think of the children!'
The obvious answer to the old "I'm a Mac, he's a PC" advertising slur was "yeah, Mac guy looks pretty, but he's actually useless. Look at what PC guy can do". They always seemed curiously afraid to go there.
I think you've missed a their most recent strategy/mission statements. The aren't focusing on what the PC can do anymore. They want to become a device/ cloud services company. They want to be more like Apple and Google, device and cloud strategy wise.
Is that really true, though? There's an unfortunate tendency in the tech industry to talk down to the "average user" as though they had never even seen a computer before.
Maybe that was useful at one point, but these days assuming your users are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with technology seems laughable.
I'm sorry but you've obviously never had a front-line tech support position. I have provide tech support to several thousand individuals at this point in my career. I would be more than comfortable saying that at least 70% of smart phone users have no idea what version the OS of their phone is. They simply don't care, as long as their apps load. If a feature is missing they are often oblivious unless a tech savy friend, commercial, or corp IT support person tells them about it. They don't think about security consequences, how protocol enhancements can affect their life, what added enhancements they might be missing out on, no not one bit.
Sit outside Worst Buy sometime and do a random survey asking people what OS version they have on their phone. You'll quickly discover how unaware/uninterested they are.
Visual Studio and other products have free versions now, so TechNet subscription is mostly outdated service. Visual Studio Express is the same great product that the full version of Visual Studio is, but is great for beginners. Visual Studio as a whole is a great product too. And, MSDN subscription is there too. Combine that with subscription based Office and you have little reason to get TechNet.
You mean other than the fact that it costs considerably more for the MSDN subscription to get the same level of service. I went and looked at their free technet downloads and found the selection lacking, considerably. They only put in the main products so if I want to practice with MDT, MDOP, or any number of other smaller expansion packs I have to go with a much more expensive MSDN subscription. That complaint is secondary only to the fact that I can't do anything complicated with what is available because the trial times are all different for each product they have posted up. So I get my VM environment set up with a domain cluster and then want to try standing up SCCM, WDS, MDT and PKI to learn how to manage that kind of a setup I can't do it anymore. The system expires before I ever get close to setting up any kind a robust lab. If you're just doing a few one off labs like the ones you find in the exam prep books then this strategy might be fine for you. However, for those of us that use it to really get familiar with the products, this is hugely limiting. We either have to spend thousands more a year or we just have to rebuild our labs every time the trial expires, which will be a huge headache.
I hope a good tech witch comes and puts a spell on Ballmer that makes him shit Windows 8 brick phones until he learns to listen to customers.
If computers take over (which seems to be their natural tendency), it will serve us right. -- Alistair Cooke